ADVOCACY AND CHANGE

Who's driving open access? In this learning module, we look at the thought leaders and organizations whose passion and expertise are carrying the OA movement forward into the future through education and acceptance, and by encouraging open access implementation.

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Open Access: Advocating for Change Open Access: Advocating for Change

Two main forces drive the OA movement: the need to find an alternative to current subscription models and the overwhelming benefits to providing freely available, peer-reviewed research findings to more people. Despite the momentum, and despite significant backing from institutional and government funding sources, widespread acceptance of open access has progressed more slowly than many advocates had hoped.

Join this webcast to gain insight and perspective from our experts on the barriers and common misconceptions about OA, and offer some strategic and practical advice. They discuss how OA can emerge as a key asset for authors, publishers and researchers–and essentially benefit humanity as a whole.

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VIDEOS

"How can librarians best help researchers when they want to access Open Access materials?"
(Anneliese Taylor, Apr 2017)

"How can librarians help researchers take advantage of Open Access materials?"
(Lisa Schiff, Apr 2017)

"Why do you think Open Science acceptance is increasing?"
(Kelly Gonzalez, Jan 2017)

"How will libraries need to change to deal with Open Science?"
(Robin Champieux, Jan 2017)

"Would you say OpenAIRE is a multi-pronged project?"
(Natalia Manola, Sep 2016)

"How can libraries help educate academics about open access?"
(Dr. Carol Tenopir, Sep 2016)

"How is SPARC getting students involved with this coalition?"
(Heather Joseph, Apr 2016)

"What are your thoughts about student/faculty awareness of OA concepts and resources?"
(MacKenzie Smith, Mar 2016)

"What are some of the key open access issues authors and librarians don't understand?"
(Peter Suber, Feb 2016)

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ARTICLES

image Open Access: Advocacy
Posted Mar 29, 2017
Widespread acceptance of open access has progressed more slowly than many advocates had hoped. One such advocate, Dr. Peter Suber, explains[...]

image Helping Your Organization Embrace Open Access
Posted Jun 30, 2016
It is generally agreed that wider acceptance of Open Access (OA) is a positive outcome for the worldwide research community[...]

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2016

image Open Access: A Distilled Perspective
Posted Oct 28, 2016
As we approach the conclusion of the series of interviews I’ve been conducting with leaders of the open access community[...]

image Open Access: A Distilled Perspective
Posted Oct 27, 2016
As we approach the conclusion of the series of interviews I’ve been conducting with leaders of the open access community[...]

image Open Access: A Distilled Perspective
Posted Oct 26, 2016
As we approach the conclusion of the series of interviews I’ve been conducting with leaders of the open access community[...]

image Whither (and Whether) OA?
Posted Oct 21, 2016
We’ve now been discussing, advocating for, and arguing about open access for something like twenty years[...]